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Norfolk & Western Railway

Reporting mark: N&W
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1st Street Bridge (Roanoke, Virginia)
Built 1892.; Renovated in 2007 Built by N&W Railway
Pony truss bridge on 1st Street over the NS Railroad yard
converted to pedestrian bridge

4th Street Norfolk and Western Railway Bridge (Forsyth County, North Carolina)
1928 Deck plate girder bridge over 4th St on NWRR/NSRR


5th Street Norfolk And Western Railway Bridge (Forsyth County, North Carolina)
Built 1923
1923 Deck plate girder bridge over 5th Street on NWRR/NSRR


Abandoned N&W - Mosquito Creek Bridge (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
Built 1934; Abandoned 1984
Deck plate girder bridge over Mosquito Creek on Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Open to pedestrians only

AM&O - Jefferson Street Tunnel (Lynchburg, Virginia)
Built ca. 1870
Tunnel on Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

APNC - North 8th Street Overpass (Monroe County, Iowa)
Built 1915; ballasted timber deck added 1942; Replaced 1998
Lost Pony/through girder bridge over N. 8th St. on Wabash, later N&W, later NS, now APNC Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Appalachian Railroad Crossing (Brown County, Ohio)
Built ca. 1955, Replaced 1982, abandoned 1995, demolished 2012
Abandoned bridge over James A. Rhodes Appalachian Highway
Formally abandoned, now demolished

Blackwater Creek Norfolk and Western Railway Bridge (Lynchburg, Virginia)
Built 1915
Deck plate girder bridge over Blackwater Creek on James River Heritage Trail
Open to pedestrians only

BNSF - Des Moines River Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1964
Warren through truss bridge over Des Moines River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Mud Creek Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Bridge built during a line relocation project thru Runnells, as part of the Lake Red Rock Dam project
Pony Plate Girder Bridge over Mud Creek on Railroad
Open to rail traffic

BNSF - White Breast Creek Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Warren through truss bridge over White Breast Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

Collingwood Blvd. Bridge (Lucas County, Ohio)
Built 1888 by the Detroit Bridge & Iron Works
Pony truss bridge over Collingwood Blvd. on the Norfolk & Western RR
Removed but not replaced

CR 7 Twin Branch Tunnel (McDowell County, West Virginia)
Built by Norfolk & Western Railway
Tunnel on CR 7
Open to traffic

CSX - Sophia Tunnel (North) (Raleigh County, West Virginia)
Tunnel for CSX RR on Ruble Street and drainage divide
Open to traffic

CSX/NS Overpass (Ross County, Ohio)
Unknown
Baltimore through truss bridge over Railroad (NS)d on Railroad (CSX)
Open to traffic

CSX/NS Overpass (Suffolk, Virginia)
built 1914
Pony/through plate girder bridge over CSX Railroad on NS Railroad
Open to traffic

Decatur Street Norfolk and Western Railway Bridge (Rockingham County, North Carolina)
1916 bridge over Decatur Street on NWRR/NSRR


FT. W&WV/Wabash Overpass (Cass County, Indiana)
Built to carry two interurban lines over the former Wabash Railway. Interurban lines came together to the East of bridge and used this line to get to Logansport. Built over old Wabash and Erie Canal right of way. Canal lock remnants still nearby.
Lost Bridge over Norfolk Southern, ex N&W and Wabash Railroad. on Indiana Union Traction/Indiana Railroad and Ft. Wayne and Wabash Valley Traction/Indiana Services Corporation Interurban in Logansport
Removed

Gleaves Road Bridge (Wythe County, Virginia)
Built unknown location ca. 1880s, Installed at this location in 1903 as a railroad bridge; abandoned by railroad in 1938, reopened as a highway bridge ca. 1948
Through truss bridge over Cripple Creek on Gleaves Road (Route 619)
Open to traffic

Grand Crossing Rail Bridge #3 (Cook County, Illinois)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Canadian National Railway on Abandoned Norfolk Southern Railway
Derelict/abandoned

Grant Street Bridge (Mercer County, West Virginia)
Built 1941
Warren through truss bridge over NS Railroad on Grant Street in Bluefield
Open to pedestrians only

Grassy Creek Norfolk Franklin & Danville Railway Bridge (Mecklenburg County, Virginia)
Built 1952
Deck plate girder bridge over Grassy Creek on NF&DRR


High Bridge (Fourth) (Prince Edward County, Virginia)
built 1914; used for the last time 10/2004; donated by Norfolk Southern to the commonwealth of Virginia 12/2006; opened to pedestrians on Apr. 6, 2012
Deck plate girder bridge over Appomattox River on High Bridge Trail State Park trail
Open to pedestrians only

IN - Hiram Sweet Ditch Bridge (Steuben County, Indiana)
Built 1916; Replaced 2014
Concrete deck girder bridge over Hiram Sweet Ditch on Indiana Northeastern Railroad
Replaced with culverts and fill

Indiana Avenue Norfolk and Western Railway Bridge (Forsyth County, North Carolina)
Built 1930
1930 Steel stringer bridge


INRD - Allisonville Road Overpass (Hamilton County, Indiana)
Still has a "N&W" sign denoting it's past ownership by the Norfolk and Western Railroad
Plate girder bridge over Allisonville Road on Hoosier Heritage Port Authority property/Indiana Transportation Museum operator(nee Norfolk Southern, N&W, NKP, Peru and Indianapolis Railroad) in Noblesville
Open to traffic

ISRY - 243rd Avenue Overpass (Appanoose County, Iowa)
Built 1929
Pony/through plate girder bridge over 243rd Ave. on Iowa Southern Railway
Open to traffic

ISRY - 645th Avenue Overpass (Monroe County, Iowa)
Grade separation project started & completed in 1938.
Concrete deck girder bridge over 645th Avenue on Iowa Southern Railway
Open to rail traffic

ISRY - IA2 Overpass (Appanoose County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over IA2 on Iowa Southern Railway
Open to rail traffic

ISRY - Moulton Junction Bridge (Appanoose County, Iowa)
Built 1946 per Wabash bridge book
Deck plate girder bridge over former Rock Island RR on Iowa Southern Railway
Open for traffic

ISRY - Udell Bridge (Appanoose County, Iowa)
Originally put in place by Wabash Railroad
Pony plate girder bridge over abandoned railroad (former Rock Island) on Iowa Southern Railway
Open to traffic

ITM - IN-19 Overpass (Hamilton County, Indiana)
Built 1936. On the second oldest rail line in Indiana, the bridge now has a walkway attached to the East(North)side of structure for trail from downtown Noblesville to Forrest Park. ITM runs excursions often over this bridge.
Pony/through plate girder bridge over State Road 19 on Hoosier Heritage Port Authority property/Indiana Transportation Museum operator(nee Norfolk Southern, N&W, NKP, Peru and Indianapolis Railroad) in Noblesville
Open to traffic

ITM - Morse Reservoir Bridge (Hamilton County, Indiana)
This bridge was probably constructed to replace an earlier bridge over creek. Later, Reservoir constructed (1956) and this bridge was probably built to handle new demands
Deck plate girder bridge over Current Morse Reservoir, past Cicero Creek on Hoosier Heritage Port Authority property/Indiana Transportation Museum operator(ex-Norfolk Southern, N&W, NKP, Lake Erie & Western, Peru and Indianapolis Railroad) in Cicero
Open to traffic

James River Heritage Trail - Percival's Island Bridge (E) (Amherst County, Virginia)
Through truss bridge over James River on trail
Open to pedestrians

James River Heritage Trail - West Channel James River Bridge (Amherst County, Virginia)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over James River on AM&ORR/ James River Heritage Trail
Open to pedestrians only

KBSR - Newman Road Underpass (Tippecanoe County, Indiana)
Stone arch bridge over Newman Road on Kankakee Beaverville and Southern Railroad
Replacement underway

Lake Street Bridge (Erie County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1930
Wooden bridge over Norfolk & Western Railroad on Lake Street in Girard
Closed to all traffic in 2011 and replaced in 2018

Laurel Creek Bridge (Mingo County, West Virginia)
Girder bridge over Laurel Creek on Cr 3/5
Open to traffic

LV/NKP/Erie Bridge LL449B (Erie County, New York)
Abandoned baltimore through truss bridge over Norfolk Southern (NKP Main Line) and Erie B&SW Division on LV Lehigh & Lake Erie Branch and Pennsylvania Railroad
Derelict/abandoned, spans over NS removed

Majestic Collieries Bridge (Mingo County, West Virginia)
This served the infamous Majestic Colleries Company, which operated from 1914-1958, and the tipple there once had the distinction of being featured on the cover of Life magazine.
Abandoned truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Old Norfolk & Western Line
Abandoned

MAW - Maumee River Bridge (Defiance County, Ohio)
Built 1893
Pratt through truss bridge over Maumee River on Maumee and Western Railroad
Open to rail traffic

Metra - Cal-Sag Canal Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Warren through truss bridge over Cal-Sag Channel on Norfolk Southern/Metra RR's
Open

Metra - South Fork Hickory Creek Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Built 1899
Deck plate girder bridge over South Fork Hickory Creek on Metra Southwest Line
Open to rail traffic

Metra/IAIS Overpass (Will County, Illinois)
Built 1917
Baltimore through truss bridge over Iowa Interstate Railroad (former Rock Island) on Metra Southwest Line (former Norfolk & Western) in New Lenox
Open to traffic

MetroLink - Vandeventer Avenue Overpass (Old) (St. Louis, Missouri)
Original bridge at this location, a through-plate iron girder bridge originally erected in 1890, was replaced by this bridge in 1928/29
Lost Concrete rigid frame bridge over Vandeventer Ave. on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway, then Metrolink
Replaced by new bridge

N&W - 3rd Street Bridge (Forsyth County, North Carolina)
Built 1901
1901 Deck plate girder bridge over 3rd St/Fogle St/field on NWRR/NSRR
Intact but closed to all traffic

N&W - Black Bridge (Fayette County, Pennsylvania)
Built Ca 1930, Abandoned Mid 70's
Abandoned parker through truss bridge over Youghiogheny River, CSX Railroad, Mount Creek on Formerly Norfolk and Western
Abandoned

N&W - Black River Bridge (Old) (Lorain County, Ohio)
Built 1907; Replaced 1974
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Black River on Norfolk Southern RR
Replaced by a new bridge

N&W - Breeden Tunnel (Mingo County, West Virginia)
Built for railway, coal mined out, rail closed and was converted to roadway
Tunnel on CR 3/05 (former N&W Railroad)
Open to traffic

N&W - Breeden Tunnel Bridge (Mingo County, West Virginia)
Pony plate girder bridge over West Fork Twelvepole Creek on Old NW Railroad Bed Rd. (CR 3/05)


N&W - Coaldale Tunnel (Mercer County, West Virginia)
Abandoned 1950
Abandoned tunnel for Norfolk & Western Railway
Abandoned

N&W - Dingess Tunnel (Mingo County, West Virginia)
Built 1914
Masonry tunnel on CR 3/5
Open to traffic

N&W - East Branch Elizabeth River Bascule Bridge (Norfolk, Virginia)
Built in 1908; east of 2 parallel bascules, still in place of heavy use of train traffic.
Warren through truss bridge over East Branch Elizabeth River on Norfolk & Western RR
Open to traffic

N&W - Eno River Bridge (Durham County, North Carolina)
Built 1903;
Abandoned through truss bridge over Eno River on Abandoned Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

N&W - Hastie Crossing (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1947; Removed account of line relocation just to the north of this location, ca. 1967
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Vandalia Road & Unnamed Tributary of the Des Moines River on Norfolk & Western Railway
Removed

N&W - High Bridge (Second) (Cumberland County, Virginia)
Built 1869; Replaced 1886,
Lost Fink deck truss bridge over Appomattox River on Railroad (N&W)
Replaced by a new bridge

N&W - High Bridge (Third) (Prince Edward County, Virginia)
Built 1886, Replaced 1914
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Appomattox River on Railroad (N&W)
Replaced by a new bridge

N&W - Hollins Mill Tunnel (Lynchburg, Virginia)
Built ca1850-rough cut tunnel; abandoned 1982
Tunnel under Hillside on James River Heritage Trail
Open to pedestrians only

N&W - Kermit Tug Fork Bridge (Mingo County, West Virginia)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Tug Fork River on former Norfolk & Western Railway
Derelict/abandoned

N&W - Little River Bridge (Durham County, North Carolina)
Built 1903
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Little River on Abandoned Northen and Westrern line aka Lynchburg & Durham Railroad
Intact in good condition, in State Gamelands

N&W - McCarr Tug Fork Bridge (Mingo County, West Virginia)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Tug Fork on N&W RR
Derelict/abandoned

N&W - Miami & Erie Canal Bridge (Hamilton County, Ohio)
Removed
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Miami & Erie Canal on Norfolk & Western Railroad
No longer exists

N&W - Pocahantas Tunnel No. 2 (Mercer County, West Virginia)
Built 1915
Abandoned tunnel under hillside on N&W RR
Derelict/abandoned

N&W - Quarry Stone Bridge (Lynchburg, Virginia)
Lost Stone arch bridge over Quarry road on N&W RR
Removed but not replaced

N&W - Radford Curved Bridge (Pulaski County, Virginia)
Built 1888; Removed 1905
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over New River on Railroad
No longer exists; Stone supports still stand

N&W - Saw Mill Run Blvd- Byp US13 Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Rail approach to Wabash Tunnel; railroad abandoned
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Saw Mill Run Blvd- Byp US 13 on Norfolk & Western RR
Open to traffic

N&W - Six Mile Bridge (Campbell County, Virginia)
Abandoned Pratt deck truss bridge over James River on N&W RR
Abandoned in 1972; owned by the Mount Athos Regional Museum and Information Center, Inc.

N&W - South Vandeventer Avenue Overpass (St. Louis, Missouri)
Abandoned bridge over S Vandeventer Avenue on Norfolk and Western Railroad
Abandoned, rails remain

N&W - Unnamed Creek Bridge (Durham County, North Carolina)
Built in 1930, decades after the line was in place
Concrete culvert bridge over Unnamed Creek on Norfolk & Western Railway
Abandoned

N&W Champaign Branch Boneyard Creek Bridge (Champaign County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1910(?), abandoned ca. 1981
Deck plate girder bridge over Boneyard Creek on Wabash, later N&W Railway in Urbana
Open to pedestrian traffic

N&W Franklin Road Overpass (Roanoke, Virginia)
Bridge over Franklin Road on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

N&W New River Trail Old Route 100 Overpass (Pulaski County, Virginia)
Deck plate girder bridge over Old Route 100 on Norfolk and Western Railroad and New River Trail
Open to pedestrians only

N&W Railroad Bridge (Person County, North Carolina)
Built 1936
Concrete rigid frame bridge over US 158 on N&W Railroad


N&W Railroad Roanoke River Bridge (Roanoke, Virginia)
Built 1906 by the Virginia Bridge & Iron Co.
Baltimore through truss bridge over Roanoke River on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Open to traffic

New River Trail - Ivanhoe Iron Furnace Trestle (Wythe County, Virginia)
Timber stringer bridge over Route 764/tributary of New River on New River Trail (Formerly Norfolk and Western Railway)
Open to pedestrians only

New River Trail Powder Mill Branch (Carroll County, Virginia)
This trestle is part of the New River Trail. In 1986 Norfolk Southern donated the rail corridor to the state, and by the late 1990's 57 miles of trail corridor were complete.
Timber stringer bridge over Powder Mill Branch and Holly Lane on New River Trail (Formerly Norfolk and Western Railway)
Open to pedestrians only

NF&D - Roanoke River Bridge (Halifax County, Virginia)
Deck plate girder bridge over Roanoke River on NF&DRR


Nickel Plate IMC Country Road 900 North underpass (Miami County, Indiana)
Steel stringer bridge over Miami County Road 900 North on Nickel Plate Trail soon, formerly Norfolk Southern(nee N&W, Nickel Plate Road, Lake Erie and Western, others)
Nickel Plate Trail now open

Nickel Plate IMC Crazy Creek bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Timber stringer bridge over Crazy Creek on Nickel Plate Trail soon, formerly Norfolk Southern(nee N&W, Nickel Plate Road, Lake Erie and Western, others) in Denver
Open to pedestrians

Nickel Plate IMC Eel River Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
This former bridge on the
Deck plate girder bridge over Eel River on "Nickel Plate Trail", formerly Norfolk Southern Railway (Nee N&W, NKP, Lake Erie & Western, others) in Denver
Open to pedestrians

Nickel Plate IMC Pipe Creek Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Once part of the Peru and Indianapolis Railroad to connect those two cities(2nd oldest in Indiana), Later saw NYC trains use this line as well. Last used by Central Railroad of Indy RR before abandonment in 1999. IMC denotes Indy to Michigan City.
Deck girder bridge over Pipe Creek on Nickel Plate Trail, formerly Norfolk Southern(nee N&W, Nickel Plate Road, Lake Erie and Western, Peru and Indianapolis, others) in Bunker Hill
Open to pedestrians

Nickel Plate Road Cicero Creek bridge (Tipton County, Indiana)
Bridge had a another right beside it for the Indiana Union Traction when it was in service, since removed.
Plate girder bridge over Cicero Creek on Hoosier Heritage Port Authority owned, Indiana Transportation Museum operated(nee NS, N&W, NKP, LE&W, Peru and Indianapolis Railroads)
Open to traffic

Nickel Plate Trail Little Weesau Creek Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Deck plate girder bridge over Little Weesau Creek on Nickel Plate Trail soon, formerly Norfolk Southern(nee N&W, Nickel Plate Road, Lake Erie and Western, others)
Open to pedstrians on the Nickle Plate Trail

Nickel Plate-St. Mary's River Bridge (Northern) (Allen County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1895 by the Nickel Plate Railroad
Camelback through truss bridge over St Mary's River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NKP - Buffalo River Bascule Bridge (Erie County, New York)
Built 1913
Through truss bridge over Buffalo Creek on Norfolk Southern RR (formerly Nickel Plate RR)
Abandoned c1986 in favor of adjacent Buffalo Creek-Conrail bridge and left raised

NKP - Wildcat Creek Bridge (Howard County, Indiana)
Deck plate girder bridge over Wildcat Creek on Abandoned Winamac Southern Railway in Kokomo
Closed to all traffic, awaiting trail development

Norfolk & Western Bridge #1941C (Macon County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1967
Lost Concrete deck girder bridge over US Highway 36 on Railroad
Demolished

Norfolk & Western Railway Bridge - E. Fork Little Chariton River (Macon County, Missouri)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over E. Fork Little Chariton River on Norfolk & Western, later NS, finally Lakeside Transportation Co.
Demolished

Norfolk and Western & Southen-Chapel Hill Street Overpass (W) (Durham County, North Carolina)
Built 1960
Steel stringer bridge over W Chapel Hill St on NSRR
Open to traffic

Norfolk and Western and Southern-Chapel Hill Street Overpass (E) (Durham County, North Carolina)
Built 1960
Steel stringer bridge over W Chapel Hill St on NSRR/SALRR/N&W & Southern RR
Intact but closed to all traffic

Norfolk and Western Railway Bridge (Bristol, Virginia)
Built in 1948 for the Norfolk and Western Railroad
Concrete rigid frame bridge over East Valley Street on Norfolk Southern Railroad (formerly Norfolk and Western)
Open to traffic

Norfolk Southern at Columbia Avenue (Bristol, Virginia)
Built to carry Bristol Rail Yard over Columbia Avenue.
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Columbia Avenue on Norfolk Southern Railroad (formerly Norfolk and Western)
Open to traffic

Norfolk Southern Taylor Street Overpass (E) (Durham County, North Carolina)
1926 Plate deck girder
1926 Deck plate girder bridge over Taylor Street on NSRR
Don't know

Norfolk Southern Taylor Street Overpass (W) (Durham County, North Carolina)
Built 1926
Deck plate girder bridge over Taylor Street on NSRR
Open to traffic

Norfolk Southern Trinity Avenue Overpass (Durham County, North Carolina)
Steel stringer bridge over Trinity Avenue on Norfolk Southern
Intact but closed to all traffic

North First Street-N&S Railroad Bridge (Paulding County, Ohio)
Built 1905
Steel stringer bridge over N&S Railroad on N&W Rr
Unknown status

Northwest Boulevard Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge (Forsyth County, North Carolina)
Built 1928
1928 Deck plate girder bridge over Northwest Blvd on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NRT - Big Reed Island Creek Bridge (Pulaski County, Virginia)
Deck plate girder bridge over Big Reed Island Creek on New River Trail State Park
Open to pedestrians only

NRT - Chestnut Creek Bridge #1 (Carroll County, Virginia)
Deck plate girder bridge over Chestnut Creek on New River Trail
Open to pedestrians only

NRT - Chestnut Creek Bridge #2 (Carroll County, Virginia)
Deck plate girder bridge over Chestnut Creek on New River Trail
Open to pedestrians only